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13.02.2015
Rather than keep up a traditional blog, this page serves as a home for writing and as a repository for answers to frequently asked questions about me and my work. The main symptom of My Career is Meaningless Burnout is feeling like Ia€™m not contributing anything positive to the world. What usually cures it is finding a way to have a real tangible positive impact on a few people.
So, the solution for #2 sometimes turns into the cause of #3 if I let the deadline pressure build too much. I start with a few smaller more accomplishable tasks to get the motivation ball rolling and then try to ride that through to the larger to-dos. You mention how critical the curriculum and environment at Temple was in shaping your early career as a designer. Tyler was a great school for me because it was small, had passionate teachers, and my graduation year happened to have some very talented and competitive designers.
Students that attend more a€?famousa€? schools can sometimes let the school determine their future rather than themselves.
In the end, where you graduate from doesna€™t matter nearly as much as the quality of work youa€™re producing and the person youa€™re becoming. Youa€™ve heard about a€?inbox zeroa€?a€”the mythical creature that some people swear theya€™ve seen and who the rest of us, in our heart of hearts, know doesna€™t exist. Every morning, usually from 9am to 10am, I download all of my emails onto my iPad mini (for which I have one of those teeny logitech keyboards) and take it to a coffee shop or breakfast spot with no wifi. I know not everyone is getting emails like these, but Ia€™m positive that you are getting emails that require more than a trigger finger yes or no answer. By consolidating different kinds of requests into task lists, Ia€™m able to make decisions about what to take on by weighing requests against each other instead of handling each one as they come.
If an email does not address me by name (if it starts with a€?Dear sir or madam,a€? or even just a€?Hello,a€?), or is obviously an email blast going out to many people, I immediately delete it without reading. After 10am, I try to spend as little of my day possible answering email, so I establish a couple of a€?check inboxa€? times throughout the day incase therea€™s something that needs to be handled straight away.
Again, everyone has tried to come up with THEE SOLUTION to solving the insanity inbox problem. Turn wifi off.The less you are distracted from the task at hand, the faster it will be done and you can go back to doing creative work.
Ia€™m hoping you have thoughts to share on coping with a much less experienced designer who wants me to just say a€?That looks great, sweetie!" and give him a cookie. If this person doesna€™t seem to get what youa€™re communicating to him (he keeps making the same mistakes, even after encouraged to not make those particular mistakes), be more stern.
It sounds like questions might be the way to roll with this particular person (a€?Whata€™s your motivation behind this particular typeface and typesetting?a€?).
One of the best parts about being a freelancer (or a€?Running a One-Person Studioa€? as I prefer to say) is having a flexible schedule. Since I have no deadlines on Mondays, theya€™re great days to catch up on email and all the other nonsense you deal with as a business owner.
One thing Ia€™ve definitely noticed about myself is that I can stay up all night working on a client project (because therea€™s a deadline the next day that must be made) but have a hard time staying up all night for a for-fun procrastiworking project, which means that, unless I am working on for-fun projects during the day, they get put off or are started and not finished. If I feel like a puffy lump of a human with rock-like knots in my shoulders, I dona€™t work as efficiently, I have trouble managing stress, and I dona€™t sleep as well. This schedule will of course not work (or be very difficult to adhere to) during days Ia€™m traveling for conferences, but Ia€™m in one place, San Francisco, for nearly the whole month of August so ita€™s a perfect time to experiment with strict schedules. I've been lucky enough to land imitators of my work in the last few months, some of which have worked with larger companies on very visible campaigns. I used to get people sending me style rip-off-ers all the time, but theya€™ve definitely started to taper off. There are brave souls that take on large companies when rip-offs happen (like Modern Dog) but if you followed their journey (which thankfully had a happy ending) it was full of heartache and stress, they had to sell their studio to pay legal fees, etc. The best advice I can give you is to copyright your images so that if a clear cut case of stealing comes across your plate, you have some ground to stand on legally. My name is Person, Ia€™m 21 and Ia€™m going to be graduating from college in the spring with a degree in Graphic Design.
But one of my teachers just told us that the first few jobs we take after we graduate will dictate the work we do for the rest of our lives, because that will decide what our portfolios looks like. Should I listen to my teacher and ditch this job and start hunting around for an internship at a studio that might not pay as well? Ia€™m so sorry this is so long, but I really cana€™t thank you enough for reading through it. What your professor said is partially true, but ita€™s also a very very high pressure statement. What your professor said puts way too much pressure on you to get an amazing job straight out of schoola€”which is REALLY REALLY hard! I recently graduated from a graphic and package design program (whoop!) and Ia€™m really struggling with applying all that Ia€™ve learned to a€?the real world.a€? I interned at a fairly large branding and design company for six months and found myself drowning. Questioning your abilities is far better than blindly moving forward thinking youa€™re awesome and never stepping back to question the work that youa€™re doing.
I have to step back constantly and look at the things that are good in my career and the things that I feel like Ia€™m missing or can improve upon.
I want to introduce you to your brother from another mothera€”another group of humans that, like you, is quite under-appreciated: the type designer.
Web designers are familiar with a€?easter eggsa€?a€”the little things they build into the code for people in the know to see and delight in. Before I introduce you to a few type designers, Ia€™ll answer the question that every person in the type world is askeda€”a€?Whata€™s your favorite font?a€? If you are a designer of any sort, youa€™ve probably been asked this question more than once.
Think of typefaces as items of clothing and your self-proclaimed favorite font as a hilarious ironic t-shirt.
Since Ia€™m comparing fonts to t-shirts, Ia€™ll compare type designers to fashion designers. If youa€™ve seen me speak in the last year, youa€™ve seen me use Jacksona€™s beautiful Harriet Series all over my presentations.
Youa€™re probably familiar with their typeface Bello but there are so many others worth checking out.
Josh and his studio make incredibly beautiful typefaces, including Freight, a serif super family and Omnes, a rounded sans that has a wonderful weight range and great personality.
When I judged the TDC Type Annual a couple of years ago there was one typeface that made me say to myself a€?I cana€™t wait to go home and use that!a€? That typeface was Brandon Grotesque. I dona€™t know a single type-centric person that wona€™t praise the abilities of Kris Sowersby. Lapture from JAF is a beautiful and weird text face and Herb is one of the coolest typefaces ever. You couldna€™t spit without hitting one of Housea€™s typefaces in my college design department. Christian and Paul have some truly beautiful typefaces and have carved out a niche in the newspaper industry for producing excellent newspaper type. If you got married in the last five years, chances are high that you used one of Alea€™s typefaces on your wedding invitation. Marka€™s Sweet Sans is one of my favorite facesa€”Ia€™ve always loved Engraversa€™ Gothic but found myself wishing it came in more weights or just had a bit more to it and then Sweet Sans debuted to answer my prayers.
There are some beautiful typefaces out there, but not all of them will be perfect for your project. There are a bunch of things I take into consideration when choosing a text face that help me narrow down the candidates. Gotham comes in eight weights (I own it in seven, hence the two red weights that either arena€™t available or arena€™t in my library), herea€™s how desktop definitions of weight might compare to web-friendly numbered weights.
A generous x-height (the height of lowercase characters) is very important when choosing a text face. Therea€™s a difference between a sloped roman and an italic, and that difference means the world to me.
Typefaces definitely have personalities and Ia€™ll get into ways to conceptually brainstorm about type shortly.
Sometimes when you stare at a block of text some letters pop out to you more than others because the letter looks heavy where separate components (like a stem and a leg) join together. Notice how the stem on the n is less wide at the top to compensate for the weight at the join.
Consistent type color also has a lot to do with the counters, or the spaces within the letters.
Some typefaces come in a variety of widths (Narrow, Condensed, Regular, Extended, etc.), but when I talk about type width Ia€™m not only talking about these drastic style changes within a familya€”Ia€™m also talking about the difference in letter width between different a€?regulara€? width typefaces. Using sans-serif typefaces for body copy can be a little tricky because without serifs it can be more difficult for the eye to quickly distinguish between two similar letter forms. Hosted web fonts are definitely the easiest to implement and usually just involve adding a line of JS to your site in the head in order to install.
Self-hosted typefaces put more control in the designera€™s hands but are a little less effortless to install.
You guys are probably all pretty familiar with Typekit since they sponsor a lot of web related events and have one of the bigger presences in the web font world. Webtype is not a library subscription model, you pay individually and annually for each font you use on a site (pricing based on page views), but the fees are still quite low for what you get. Fontdeck is similar to Webtype in its pricing structurea€”you pay per font per month based on average page views and therea€™s a free trial period to test typefaces before you commit. MyFonts is like a mega department store for type and like any mega department store not everything they sell is amazing.
Ia€™ve said some disparaging things about Google Fonts in the past, mostly because I think type designers already have a hard enough time getting paid so their a€?everything is free forevera€? model bothers me. Ita€™s not my intention to make a comprehensive list of all web fonts services out there, and there are plenty of others including those set up by individual foundries. Alrighty, now that you know where to look and have established some general guidelines for what you are and arena€™t looking for in an anchor typeface, you can start getting a little arty.
Sometimes youa€™re working on a project and you can add another layer of conceptual fun by sticking to type that was created during or accurately references the historical period your project is meant to convey. Trying to be historically accurate is one of those things that will go unnoticed by most folks, but as we established earlier you dona€™t care that most people wona€™t know the extent of your labora€”youa€™re happy that there are a few true nerds out there that will be tickled pink by your efforts. When I worked on the typeface for Moonrise Kingdom, trying to find a script that felt true to the time was a little tougha€”most of the script typefaces that came out in the late 50s and early 60s (the story takes place on a small island in New England in the early 60s) were brush scripts, which didna€™t feel right for the film. I created a little type samplea€”typesetting the title and the first few paragraphs of The Great Gatsbya€”to show you how historical accuracy can add an extra layer of oomph to your design. Coke is the most valuable brand in history, and “Coca-Cola” is the world’s second-most recognized word after “hello.” However, the beverage itself is an absolute poison to the human metabolism. It’s cheaper and easier to buy Coke in some third world countries than it is to access clean water. People who consume soft drinks such as Coke have a 48% increase in heart attack and stroke risk, compared to people who did not drink the sodas at all or did not drink them every day. A study published in the journal Respirology reveals that soft drink consumption is also associated with lung and breathing disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Coke acts as an acidic cleaner. The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. Maybe you should get an education and stop stereotyping people, oh wait that’s what liberals do. You would have saved yourself a lot of trouble by making the points you’ve just made at the outset. Coca cola and Pepsi NEVER said it was good for you, In fact its label has all the imfo you need to make your own educated choice as to drinking it or not, your choice. I think the only possible risk is if you drink lots and lots of carbonated liquids and do not drink much water.
I don’t know where you guys are getting your health information, but I have a degree in chemistry.
Can you explain how you came up with the idea that lemon juice, something which is naturally acidic, is somehow “alkalizing”?
I mean it causes your body to be alkaline and therefore fight against disease and illness better. I don’t feel Andrew owes any more explanation, unless you’ve done a degree most are likely not to know what peer-reviewed means!
The web is a difficult place to make sense of stuff sometimes and I’m not sure why I’m commenting again on something that was brought to my attention through facebook! I care because if I don’t, people continue to waste their money, time, energy, and health on BS. I enjoy reading about health prevention whether it is western medicine or eastern medicine, and i agree, there should be studies on it that are reviewed.
I am in not anyway trying to persuade you to believe in anything (it’s your right to believe in what you want) but just to clarify, there have been researches done, and some of them are not funded by pharmaceutical companies.
Glancing through the results you provided, the only ones that seemed to specifically cover what we’re discussing here (mainly alkaline helping prevent bone loss) all concluded there was no sufficient evidence for the claim.
For sure…I just get sickened when people choose to swear and personally attack a question.
This is why the real world is incompatible with things like Common Core in that you don’t get to be wrong as long as you feel good about your answer. Most fruits, including lemons and tomatoes, metabolize into an alkali, after being digested. But if you have links to peer-reviewed research backing these claims, I’d love to read it. How Herbalists can Integrate with Integrity - Herbalists are one of the last health care modalities that remains unlicensed. Plant Walk -On this walk we would meet local plants and discuss the importance of botanical characteristics (an examination of their individual parts), the plantsa€™ relationships with other plants, ethical and practical ways of wildcrafting species we see, plants from other areas that have similar uses, and real-life clinical applications. GI Tract Protocol - The GI tract protocol can be used for normalizing varied types of chronic digestive problems. Hispanic Herbalism - The Hispanic healing traditions of California, incorporating the herbal use of other cultures within the Latino experience. Guerilla Herbalism - Street herbalism through helping the homeless, impoverished, and under insured, often under dangerous conditions. Giving Back - Rosemary Gladstar, renowned herbalist and founder of United Plant Savers, talks at length about the importance of giving back to the natural world that provides the plants we use for medicine, and that imparts the wisdom needed now more than ever in these trying times.
An Ecology of Healing: Health as Wholeness and Balance - Taught by Kiva Rose and Jesse Wolf Hardin, this class will be an in-depth exploration of healing as the bodya€™s natural effort to be whole and in balance.
Foundational Herbcraft & Talking With Plants (with Kiva Rose) - A common sense look at how plants speak to use through our senses, and what theya€™re communicating.
Foundational Herbcraft & Talking With Plants (with Jim McDonald) - A common sense look at how plants speak to use through our senses, and what theya€™re communicating. Clinical Skills - Learn to evaluate energetic conditions (hot, cold, damp, dry, tense, relaxed etc.,) by complexion, tongue and pulse examination and simple questions.
Herbs for the Muscular & Skeletal Systems - Herbal treatment of locomotor injuries, problems of aging, arthritis, gout, lyme disease and more.
I am so excited to be registered for the following course and thought I would share the information with readers. Join Herbalist, Nutritionist, and food lover, Darcey Blue French of Brighid’s Well Herbs for a 6 week online intensive course on the energetics of food, true nourishment, nutrition, relationship with place and food, nutritional healing and more.
May 3, 2010 - June 21, 2010*Learn about the ways traditional healing systems such as Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine see food energetics, and use food as healing tools on a day to day basis. Darcey Blue French is an herbalist and food lover, who has over the years explored various ways of eating, interacting with food and preparing food. Due to the fact that I am working on my last three weeks of the semester while my husband is on a business trip,A  I have decided to re-post articles worthy of being passed along. For those who are not familiar with the name,A  Paul Bergner is the director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder, Colorado whichA  offers introductory, advanced, and clinical training in medical herbalism and clinical nutrition in the vitalist tradition.
For those interested in more information,A  please check out the websites above you will find a wealth of information.
The process for making HFCS is to chemically strip the sugars off of the starch in corn, freeing them up.A The process of making of agave nectar is similar (this is not agave sap), but the sugars are chemically stripped off of inulin starch, inulin being a fructo-oligosaccharide, having fructose as the dominant sugar in the chain, so the agave nectar might be 80-90% free fructose instead of 55% like the HFCS in soft drinks.
I like to think that my childhood was unique but honestly there are a great number of folk out there who grew up in a very similar manner to me.
There is a point to all of this.A  Herbalism is newer to me than the natural family living. I honestly am not sure of the answers but I thought I would throw the question out there as it is rumbling around in the back of my brain.A  What have you been thinking about today?
Nutrition plays a vital role in a healthy nervous system but before you even think about what foods to eat, you should look at your eating patterns.A A  Are you skipping meals while taking in large amounts of stimulants or sugars? B Vitamins are also important to a healthy nervous system but it is important to note that there is too much of a good thing.A  Taking large doses of B vitamins (specifically B12)A  can lead to anxiety attacks and panic disorders. As I examined the packets, I continued to like what I was reading and is there ever there a lot to read.A  These might be the most informative seed packets I have ever run across!
All-in-all it seems like a good company and I plan on spending a good share of my gardening budget at their website.
A lot of herbalists talk of using herbal infusions to support your body during and illness or perhaps as an alternative to a nutritional supplement in the form of a nourishing infusion. They are quite useful; I have been making herbal preparations, for years now,A  with good results.
You don’t hear many of them mentioningA  spaghetti sauce as an decoction although the acidic base of tomato sauce is wonderful for drawing minerals out of foods. Keep in mind I am not talking about the watered-down, additive-laden prepared foodstuff you buy at the the megamarket.A A  I am talking of preparations you make yourself. I don’t remember exactly when it occurred to me that soups and broths are really just giant pots of herbal goodness. I realized that I don’t know that I ever have put our spaghetti sauce recipe on the blog, so I though I would use it here as an example of the herb to food ratio that is health-producing.
Beverages don’t have to be the boring preparations many people think of as medicinal infusions, either.
There is an added benefit of incorporating these beverages into your daily diet.A  I have experimented with many different ways to get little ones to eat their herbs. I also dona€™t like using them from a sustainability standpoint.A  I dona€™t want my well-being to be dependent on any industry and it would be rather hypocritical of me to talk a good game about local sustainable food systems when half my nutrients are arriving on a boat from China. For the next couple of weeks, I am going to post about different ways eating and cooking with herbs can help to improve your health. Como sabemos, los tatuajes de nombres son uno de los disenos mas populares en este arte, los cuales han ganado su popularidad en base a dos motivos particulares.En primer lugar, los tatuajes de nombres son especiales porque suelen ser una muestra de amor hacia otro persona, ya que llevara por siempre el nombre de la persona amada en la piel. Si bien es cierto, este tipo de tatuajes dejan bien en claro su objetivo como simbolo de amor, por lo que es un diseno recurrente en los jovenes que conocen a su primer amor.
Le recomendamos que tenga cuidado con la decision que toma al colocarse este tipo de tatuaje, ya que de ser una pareja, no necesariamente sera para toda la vida, pero si es de un familiar como sus hijos o padres, en este caso no habra mayores inconvenientes con su presencia eterna.
En todo caso, le comentamos que este diseno tambien esta siendo usado por parejas de esposos que tienen muchos anos de casados y quieren tener una alianza mas permanente en vez de una joya preciosa o un anillo.
There are a lot of ways to answer this, but Ia€™ll present an answer to the most common way the question is poseda€”a€?How do you deal with creative burnout?a€?. Usually though, this is caused by creating a house of cards on my calendar with deadlines butting up against one another.
I dona€™t often bring on help for a project, but if I really needed to, I could probably scrounge up a few folks to help with production to alleviate some of the pressure.
Names have been anonymousized, and Ia€™ve subtracted praise since it would be icky of me to just post praisey emails. I would hope a studenta€™s future success lies more in the person than in the school, but when I compare my program to what (I assume) other, more prestigious graphic design programs are like, I cana€™t help but think that I am missing a chance to grow into someone that I will never be able to realize otherwise.
Environment invariably has an affect on you, but how much it affects you depends on you as a person. This isna€™t a bad thing always, as they are paying good money to be at a great school, but it means that their education isna€™t always tailored to their individual needs (Ia€™m talking specifically about students that follow a more standardized class path without experimenting a lot). Ita€™s a major part of your biography now but fades away after you have a couple of years as a professional under your belt. If your friend asks you if youa€™re available next month to go away for the weekend, you probably have to consult your calendar and check with your significant other before you give a yay or nay.
Also, for things like a€?Code Fixesa€? (usually little bugs or misspellings on my site or one of my side project websites), I make sure I dona€™t derail my whole day by falling down a jquery k-hole trying to fix a minor bug Ia€™ve only had one complaint about. If someone is asking me to do something for them, and doesna€™t devote a couple of seconds to address me personally, I feel 1000% comfortable ignoring their request. Ita€™s helped me a lot, which is why Ia€™ve included it, but unless youa€™re getting 50-100+ emails daily (emails that require responses personally from you), youa€™re probably fine just following the rest of my suggestions. Ia€™m not saying this is the end-all-be-all path to inbox zero, but it has sure as hell helped me find my way back to a more productive daily schedule. I struggle to hold back comments when clients tell me to do things that are obviously wrong, or take my work and make it a€?uglya€?. Yes, client deadlines impose some structure to your calendar, but for the most part (if youa€™re willing to work strange hours) work and life can blend smoothly togethera€”a haze of business and pleasure from the moment you wake until the moment you inevitably pass out in front of your open laptop screen. I was suddenly surrounded by people with a€?real jobsa€? (full-time salaried positions), who didna€™t have the flexibility I had (and who loved filling their weekends with fun non-work-related activities).
I would have afternoons so jam-packed with a€?just touching basea€? calls with clients that I couldna€™t hit a work groove without being interrupted. I would make the ultra-schedulea€”a strict hour by hour timeline that would keep me in line and make sure that every day I accomplished something other than answering a few dozen emails. As I said before, I love working on weekends, but I love it a lot less than I used to now that I have fewer work-a-holic freelance friends in my life. Sometimes I have a huge burning desire to work on something and can power through it in one 20-hour start to finish work marathon, but a lot of my for-fun projects cana€™t be finished in a single work session. Ita€™s when I write best, when I enjoy sketching most, and when I can read for long periods of time without getting drowsy. Ia€™ll let you know how it goes, and hopefully some of you find this inspirational in a weird way. While you of course a€?own the copyrighta€? to the images you create unless you're transferring them to the client in a contract, ita€™s difficult to pursue copyright infringement cases without having filed for copyright of the images officially. I love doing lettering and illustration, especially chalk board signage and stuff like that, and I think that in the future Ia€™ll be happiest doing freelance work on my own.
Ita€™s true that every job you have will affect your portfolio if you let it, but you could be a lion tamer during the day as long as you found time to do design at night. Youa€™re young, take whatever job you think you will learn learn the most from and even if ita€™s not a a€?dream joba€?, therea€™s plenty to learn.
Tiny design studios pay lower salaries as well but you will learn a great deal by working at them. If having a stable income takes a giant load off of your shoulders and allows you to be creative at night, keep that stable income job, but if ita€™s making you hate design and you come home exhausted and unable to work on your own stuff, quit it for sure. I was working full time and freelancing a€?full timea€? (6-8 hours after work) for over a year before I quit my day job. While everyone there said I kicked ass as an intern, I really didna€™t feel like I was getting the direction that I needed; it was literally sink or swim.
In the way you tell your story, it seems so divine; the way you seamlessly moved from one place to another and eventually found your way to doing it all on your own.
Just judge yourself against yourself, not against people you feel are leagues away from you.
Half of my side projects started because there was a skill I wanted to practice or something that I was excited to make but no one was hiring me to make it. You are used to spending entirely too much time hovering over a keyboard googling endless combinations of words to figure out why something looks beautiful in Chrome but like a flaming pile of poo in Firefox. Type designers and web designers have an amazing amount in common, thata€™s why ita€™s super wonderful that theya€™ve been collaborating more lately. Well, almost everything type designers make is an a€?easter egga€? in one way or another, because most people think a typeface is just 52 letters, some numbers, and a few punctuation marks. I know there are plenty of people that can easily name their favorite typeface (usually Helvetica) but Ia€™m not one of them. While ita€™s ill-advised to wear the same item of clothing every day, ita€™s absolutely normal to have a favorite fashion designer (or several favorites). You probably know them best from their typefaces Gotham (embraced by the Obama campaign) and Archer (originally commissioned by Martha Stewart but now used everywhere.) I love these guys. Ia€™m a big fan of Dolly, which is a very friendly serif, and Liza if only for the opentype insanity they programmed into it. His sans-serif display face Mostra Nuova is beautiful and vintagey and he has a slew of other great faces. Hea€™s a young kiwi thata€™s released a string of hits including National and Founders Grotesque, and I love Galaxie Copernicus, which is a super pretty serif.


Their talents dona€™t stop there though, check out Marian, a lovely hairline that, while impractical for the web, is still worth appreciating.
If youa€™re a web designer, especially if youa€™ve attended past AEA Conferences, you have already heard a lot about putting the content first and making websites that dona€™t sacrifice legibility and ease of use for fluffy ornamentation. If the x-height is too low, the typeface will appear smaller overall and the caps will have too much emphasis which interrupts smooth reading.
I love typefaces that have really lovely true italics that are easily identifiable in blocks of text. When it comes to text type, I usually want something even-tempered and laid back but not lacking in personality. This can make type feel spotty and any good type designer will prevent this from happening by making little micro adjustments to the letters to make sure that they dona€™t feel optically heavier at the joins. If counters are too closed, it can make a letter seem heavy or affect legibility and letter recognition.
Ia€™ve used the term a€?legibilitya€? more than once already, and while I wona€™t go off on a tangent on what makes a typeface more or less legible, I can say that ita€™s all about pattern recognition.
Since I dona€™t work for one of the main web font providers unlike almost all people that write about web fonts nowadays, I can give you a bit of a different perspective about web font services. You then just have to follow the provided instructions for calling the fonts in your CSS and youa€™re ready to roll. Typekit uses a library subscription model for typefaces, which is absolutely wonderful for web designers. While they dona€™t have the biggest library, they do only serve up quality typefaces and specialize in the texty end of the spectrum.
This is definitely a pricing structure that is more in favor of type designers, but they do what they can to make it painless and inexpensive for the average user. They have a wide selection of type and seem to focus more on quality over quantity, carrying a lot of the classics but also a good mix of new solid typefaces. They stress how forward-thinking they are in terms of open-type support, that they have the best font selection with over 20,000 typefaces, and that they have unparalleled language support. Dona€™t start with the whole a€?the internet should be a place for a free exchange of ideasa€? line, and I know plenty of you guys think we should open-source everything ever, but type design is one of those professions that really does take a lifetime of experience to master and every typeface takes endless hours and sometimes years to create.
On my website, I use H&FJ web fonts, which are not yet available to the general public but will be soon.
Brainstorming for type is not dissimilar to brainstorming for an editorial illustration or a book cover. I dona€™t make pretty a€?mind mapsa€? where I try to draw visual connections between my thoughts, I just let my mind wander and write down any word that pops into my brain when reminiscing about a book I just finished or when brainstorming for a companya€™s logo.
Most people think about Cooper Black as embodying the 1970s aesthetic despite the fact that it was created in the 1920s. If you were making a porn website that specialized in films created between 1980 and 1985, wouldna€™t it be fun to choose a text face that was created during that time frame? I should also probably mention that if you do make a very wrong decision when it comes to type, non-nerds will notice, they just wona€™t know how to verbalize whata€™s wrong. There are four versions, a completely un-styled version, a fully styled version that uses the default typeface Georgia, a version using typefaces that people perceive as being accurate to the time but are a little off, and a version using historically accurate typefaces. Coke is very close to the acidity level of battery acid and consequently it can clean surfaces equivalent to and often better than many toxic household cleaners. Coke uses “public relations propaganda” to convince consumers and entire nations that it is an “environmental company” when really it is linked to pollution, water shortages, and disease. Another problem with most Coke is it also contain phosphoric acid (not the same as the carbonation, which is carbon dioxide mixed with the water). This is more pronounced when the body is horizontal (as in sleeping), but the sheer volume of Coke and soft drinks consumed in the USA means the acid reflux is well past the danger point. The stomach lining does not extend into the esophagus, so the lower esophagus gets damaged by acid far more frequently in soft drink users than in non soft drink users. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.5. People who suffer from congestive heart failure need to be on a fluid restriction to prevent complications. No company forces it down your throat, they have advertising of course but still your choice.
Because that just sounded like a bunch of words strung together that aren’t backed by medicine or science. Young now this could have been considered to be a peer and as such his words would be valid. I’m just a normal human capable of reading credible evidence and forming opinions based on it. There is a website called pubmed, a great source for my research when I went to a nutrition school in Canada and the curriculums were entirely suppored by science.
So so far, the research is still not managing to back up the claims of the people selling the products. Weird, though, that you were able to find my Facebook page, which is very, very public and open, yet not able to see from what I post that none of your assumptions is true. This forum is about knowledge and scientific truth, there is no room for personality bashing. The guy on that website tells someone with a hernia and an irritated stomach wall- who gets heartburn from drinking lemon water- to keep drinking lemon water! Using your powers of concentration, visualize a white light flowing from the palms of your hands and from your heart center, which is situated just in front of your breastbone.
When you start to feel this power flowing in you, then say out loud the girls’ names. This will be a combination storytelling class as well as practicalities of gathering plants.
This will lead into Skullcap’s specific indications and contra-indications illustrated with colorful case histories, as well as the ecology and specifics of a number of western Scutellaria spp.
Many clients have compromised GI tracts from a fast food vegan or other extended elimination diets, protein deficiencies, or multiple nutritional deficiencies. California Hispanic herbalism differs from the Mexican or Tejano, or Southwest traditions due to the various native and foreign cultures which helped form it.
Special focus will be placed on of the body as a dynamic ecosystem instead of a battlefield. Jim and Kiva will explore the underlying elements of traditional western herbalism, including sense-based herbal energetics, primary herbal actions and ways of integrating these essential components into an effective healing practice.
Join Jim McDonald in an exploration of the fundamental role of diaphoretics in immunity, and how they can be used to support and enhance the body’s vital response to infections from influenza to the common cold.
Although Mercola is a little distasteful in his sensationalism, what he says in this case is true.
Even though digestion of the disaccharide to the monosaccharides take some time and acts as a partial brake, because the extracted sugar is very concentrated, compared to eating a naturally sugary food, the glucose and fructose surge in the system. A  So it is with a little bit of bemusement that I watch the latest explosion of the back-to-the land movement because I really never left it. A A  I giggle when we make homemade macaroni & cheese to take someplace and it is viewed as some sort of accomplishment because in my family that is pretty standard fare. A  IA  suppose I started the path about fifteen years ago although I have only been studying seriously about six years (around the same time I started blogging).
A  How do we keep the message of the websites of today from being lost in a internet archive in the same way the poster above was lost in a file cabinet? Bring to a boil; then lower heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the broth is thick.
A  I thought I might offer a bit of advice as to how to eat your way to a healthier nervous system. The fun doesn’t stop on the outside though, so be quite careful when opening your first Botanical Interests seed packet.
A  My Trionfo Violetto Pole Beans outgrew and outproduced my Kentucky Wonder Beans.A A  I think my Dwarf Blue KaleA  might still be alive out there under the piles of snow. You also don’t hear hot sauceA  tossed around as an herbal preparation but these are both excellent examples of ways you can incorporate more herbs into your diet. A A  It was probablyA  have been shortly after Darian became a vegetarian and I made my first batch of homemade vegetable broth.A  I know I definitely had a handle on it by the time I was making garlic broth to use in soups.
While I am sure that in cases where a blood test has shown there to be a deficiency, supplements can be useful to catch the body up.A A  I prefer to avoid the deficiency in the first place.
A This is one of the reasons that I tend to focus on using herbs and foods that I can grow or wild-craft in my area.
A When you dona€™t eat properly, your body does not find the nutrition in the food you eat, it will find the nutrients someplace in your body such as your bones, muscles or brain matter.A  A This is especially true of protein which your body will leach from your muscles or brain matter and vitamins and calcium which your body will take from your bones. Sin embargo, tambien se han hecho populares por el caso contrario, donde el vinculo amoroso entre la pareja se rompe y se queda el recuerdo doloroso para toda la vida. ThoseA in charge tried to adjust the thermostat to her liking, but they could neverseem to please this individual.A First it was too cold, and then it was too hot. Everyone experiences burnout of some variety over the course of their careers, many of us experience it regularly.
Ia€™d say that if youa€™re not in the very particular position Ia€™m in (being a public figure), get involved in the creative community around you or mentor someone with less experience than you (therea€™s always someone, even if you feel like a n00b!). If one projecta€™s deadlines suddenly get bumped around, everything falls apart and Ia€™m scrambling to catch up. If you really do need a break, because you have been sick forever and feel like a shell of a person, sometimes you just have to call it like it is and tell the client that in your current state youa€™re incapable of delivering something awesome to them. I see plenty of students at incredibly reputable design universities that have portfolios that arena€™t as good as students from smaller less well known universities. I would have been too intimidated by my classmates, the more well known professors, and the prestige of the school itself. When you question the institution youa€™re in, or know that it has its shortcomings, you pay more attention. And honestly, I find portfolios of students from smaller schools far more impressive when theya€™re good, because I know they really had to work to get it there rather than relying on the art direction of impressive teachers. When that a€?youa€™ve got maila€? chime would sound and fill you with warm and fuzzy feelings because someone, somewhere, took time out of their day to write you a nice note or send you a chain letter threatening your doom if you didna€™t pass it on? After years of experimentation, Ia€™ve come up with a system that has allowed me, for about year, to keep my inbox under 20 at all times (which is an outrageous accomplishment, as previously it always hovered between 300-500). I write up the email, save it as a draft, and send it when I get to my office and am back on a wifi connection.
Everyone has their go-to to-do list app they love, but I just use Reminders, the one installed on all Apple devices, and sync it between devices with iCloud.
Ia€™ve never had a situation when a client couldna€™t wait an hour or two for a response, or didna€™t call me if it was a true emergency (if theya€™re an existing client, they have my number).
This has really helped me stay on top of my inbox because when I sign in, emails are arranged hierarchically so I can separate high-priority client stuff from casual correspondence. If the email app that you use buzzes and dings every time something new comes in, disable notifications. If the type is ugly and impossible to read, therea€™s too much going on, and the skin tone of the models looks like theya€™ve been pickled, my aim is not to a€?hurt (his) feelingsa€? or to a€?be competitive witha€? him and yet he accused me of both of those things and complained to our boss.
As far as an underling, in the beginning you do have to adapt to the style of criticism that hea€™s comfortable with to get anything done. If he freezes up or gets defensive, make it clear to him that ita€™s as important to be able to defend your work as it is to be able to create it, then tell him youa€™ll come back in a few minutes when hea€™s gathered his thoughts. For years I prided myself in my flexibilitya€”I woke up without an alarm, took off work mid-day occasionally to treat-[my]-self to mani-pedis, worked until 3am if the spirit moved me.
I found myself, more and more, conforming to a normal office work schedule, running into the same problems I had the last time I kept a 9-6 workday (i.e. After a morning of panicky email fire-fighting with east coast clients, Ia€™d slump into my chair taking a a€?well-deserved breaka€? and fall into a social media vortex for hours. Type design, for example, is a always a bit of a long-game processa€”one that I have a terrible time sticking to or integrating into my calendar.
No client deadline or social affair can make me reschedule an hour set aside for exercise because the second I do so it all goes to shit.
Frank Chimero pointed out Benjamin Franklina€™s attempt to impose structure on his daily life, which is awesome, but wasna€™t precise enough for me. This new calendar, which Ia€™ve called Ultra Schedule, is the skeleton on which the body of my week (the things I actually have to get accomplished) can be built. I already have gotten plenty of positive feedback about the Yoga > Waffles time block on Saturdays and the distinction between a€?Lunch with a Booka€? and a€?Lunch with a Persona€? on weekdays. The best thing you can do is try to educate the person that ripped you offa€”theya€™re likely young and just don't know any better.
Usually large companies have an in-house legal team that can devote endless hours to writing hard to read letters saying that what they have done is perfectly legal.
But right now I have a job lined up for after I graduate at a giant company doing UX stuff (which I kind of hate) but this is the kind of deal where I can get a good salary and health insurance and stuff that I honestly could really use.
Therea€™s no reason why you need to include the work from a crappy job in your portfolio if youa€™re finding time to make good work on your own. Even cubicle jobs teach you a lot about how to deal with different kinds of personality types in office environments, how to write respectful emails, etc. When I started out, I went the tiny studio route because I was fine living like a broke college student until my mid-twenties and because my day job also had 9-6 hours (instead of 9am-10pm hours that you often see at small creative agencies), which enabled me to freelance at night and eventually go on my own. I had enough saved that I didna€™t suffocate under the pressure to make money in my first few months out. Not getting proper direction made me feel lost, and eventually I started questioning my abilities as a designer. Was there ever a time when you had overwhelming doubts about where you were going in your career, and questioned whether you were competent enough to pursue all you dreams? Now at this point in my career, Ia€™m torn between wanting to write and educate more since I love to help people like yourself find their way or feel less intimidated to start projects, but I get very depressed when I spend too much time talking about work and not enough time actually making it. You write your own CSS and after the project is done you comb through it all to make it a€?prettiera€?. Web designers are pumped that they can use more than a handful of fonts on the internet, and type designers are pumped that this new group of people using their fonts actually know how to use computers. Both groups of people, if theya€™re good at what they do, go above and beyond to make something amazing, even though most people have no idea what a a€?contextual alternatea€? is or would never notice that youa€™ve made two sets of images, one for retina and one for non-retina displays. Ia€™m a believer that if you have a favorite font, youa€™re probably using it inappropriately or way too often. You think you look like a goddamn model in that t-shirt because it fits like a glove and ita€™s the perfect amount of thread-bare. If you fall in love with a pair of pants one season, chances are that next season you can buy pants from the same designer and be similarly pleased.
I love everything this man makes and when he showed me Harriet for the first time I wanted to both punch him in the face and kiss him on the lips.
Figure out what kind of content is most prevalent in your project (more often than not plain ola€™ body copy) and choose the typeface that satisfies the needs of that content.
I like to work with typefaces that have inbetweener weights and if possible the full range from 100-900 just so that I have more flexibility while designing.
If the x-height is way too high, your eye wona€™t be able to distinguish quickly between caps and lowercase, which can make you lose your place while reading. What makes an italic an italic is that its structure is more closely related to scripts or writing than a romana€”it has identifiable entrance and exit strokes rather than perfectly symmetrical serifs and usually has a single story a and g. Finding typefaces with the right personality balance can be incredibly difficult because if you add even the most minor bits of flair to a lettera€”even the slightest curvature to a serifa€”it can make the type feel like ita€™s sporting a screaming purple mohawk when set in paragraph form. One reason Helvetica (the version you all have on your computers) doesna€™t work well for text is that its letter-spacing is just too damn tight. Most of these changes are imperceivable by the average viewera€”and they should bea€”but they make a world of difference to the type. Therea€™s some saying about how beginners design with black-space in mind and experts design with white-space in mind, but I forget the exact wording. If youa€™re designing a website with narrow text columns, you might want to pick a typeface whose regular width is a little on the narrow side so you can get more words on each line without having to scale text down, which helps keep hyphenation reasonable and type more legible. In his 2009 article a€?On Web Typographya€? for A List Apart (which was expanded upon for an upcoming book), Jason Santa Maria quotes Zuzana Licko who stated a€?We read best what we read most.a€? Perhaps 50 years from now, Helvetica will be considered the most legible typeface on earth because of the insane Helvetica fetishism wea€™ve witnessed over the last few years, but for now our (western) eyes and brains are trained to skim quickly and effortlessly over serif typefaces and recognize patterns and shapes within the letters.
If you cana€™t tell the difference between these characters, you may run into some trouble when setting the text. One of the major disadvantages with self-hosted web fonts is that if the type designer chooses to update the typeface, you must manually update the typeface on your site (upload new files to your host) vs.
For a low monthly fee you get access to a large library of typefaces and can create endless a€?kitsa€? for all of the websites you work on. Like most services with this pricing model, they do allow a free one month trial for their fonts so you can see everything in place before committing. It looks like at one point they priced their typefaces individually but are now offering a subscription model and their top tier subscription includes access to unlimited desktop fonts (a library of over 7,000 typefaces) delivered through a proprietary system called SkyFonts. Also, theya€™re completely fine offering web font licenses to any typeface (with the designera€™s permission of course) even if the typeface was not originally intended for web font use. The typefaces available through Google Fonts were made by type designers that were paid a one time flat fee for their work along with the promise of exposure to a large audience (and we all know how I feel about that incentive). I definitely advise that if you fall in love with a typeface and notice that ita€™s not available through any of the major web fonts retailers, contact the designer to see if therea€™s a way for you to use their font. The less pretty and organized this list is, the more likely I am to actually let my mind wander.
Blackletter, before it was embraced by every Hot Topic-shopping high schooler, was just a fancy laborious way people wrote in the 12th century. It wouldna€™t need to be some crazy shoulder-padded display face, just a subtle wink to the era. I like to compare making a typographic mistake (like accidental inverted stress on a letter, which is when the thickness is in the wrong place) to having an eye a half-inch higher than the other on your face. Typefaces from the 40s would totally have still been in use in the 60s, especially in a small conservative town in the northeast. I also targeted the text differently in each version so you can see different ways to apply CSS to text. Any time you ingest a gassy drink, you are going to get belching–and acid into the esophagus. This results in a radical increase in cell mutations, along with a far higher level of free radicals.
To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.
Double crazy bonus points for using media readers and propaganda dictators in the sentence. Telling people that their drinks are in fact unhealthy for them, would mean that these giants will no longer have a demand for their products, which means no more money, no more jobs. What I’m trying to say is that a difference of just one point in pH means that two substances are one ten times more acid or alcaline than the other one. Anybody can understand what the peer-review process is and what it means, what its value is, and why it’s a pretty hefty element of backing up scientific research.
At the bare minimum, whether or not something was peer-reviewed AT ALL goes a lot further than merely linking to a webpage that sells products based on an assertion. I have taken the time however (and feel like I’ve wasted an hour of my life!) to find out a little more and it seems that his background is somewhat marred and questionable.
I was just stating what I knew about this subject which I realize is very little and likely misinformed. I genuinely apologize if I came off that way, but you got exceptionally attacky very quickly, while all I did with you was calmly request information to back up your assertions.
I went off of it a while ago because I, specifically, was intolerant to it, but for many others it’s fine. This class explores some of our options as herbalists to bring our unique set of skills and medicines to a wider audience. Symptom pictures range from full-blown chronic fatigue symptoms to multiple food sensitivities and brain fog.
Included are foundational elements of working with the whole person and the whole plant rather than isolating or compartmentalizing either human or herb. Special attention will be paid to the differentiation and use of diaphoretics that stimulate, relax or do both at once.
The four pillars of evaluation and treatment - 1) energetics, 2) organ systems, 3) action and 4) specific indications.
In nature typically in a piece of fruit, the sugar is a mixture of sucrose (glucose bound to fructose), free glucose, and free fructose. The glucose enters the controlled glycolysis pathway, but the fructose bypasses it, and floods the Krebs cycle and the related fat-building pathway in large amounts, symbolically like a -flood- into those pathways below the control point in glycolysis. A  You need to eat enough to provide your body with the foods you need.A  It is almost impossible to do this with two meals a day so your body begins to crave foods that will give it that quick energy fix. There is nothing quite so satisfying as a healing soup simmering away slowly on the stovetop, while the flavors and properties of the herbs flow gently into the food. A Dona€™t fight with yourself (or your family) to entirely give up a questionable food substance, just dona€™t abuse your body with it and use the healthiest form of the substance possible. A A vast majority of health complaints in this country; fatigue, mental fogginess, depression, etca€¦ are caused by your bodies natural response to incomplete nutrition.
In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript! If you feel completely detached from any sort of creative community (or any supportive community), you are most at risk of this type of burnout.
If I know I have a little too much time to work on something, sometimes Ia€™ll put it off until the deadline pressure is higher and my body kicks into survival mode.
Sometimes the client has more time, but sometimes they dona€™t so you should be ready with a few recommendations of people they can hire in a pinch. The main thing to do is examine what kind of environment works best for you, and what you can do to maximize your potential in whatever environment youa€™re in. I tend to do better in environments when I have to be a bit scrappiera€”where I dona€™t have endless resources at my fingertips.
You seek out the good, you avoid the bad, and you really take control of the direction your educational path is taking. My system may not be one size fits all, but there are some things Ia€™ve implemented that I think could truly work for anyone and help you unbury yourself from massive piles of email. What I hadna€™t mentioned before, is how ruthless I am about making sure that all administrative tasks happen on Monday. If someone sends you an app or link to check out, it can end up being the catalyst for an hour long internet browsing session.
If theya€™re an incoming client and cannot wait an hour or two for a response, I probably wouldna€™t want to work with them anyway. Nothing beats hand-sorting, but if you use gmail you probably notice that google tries to do this automaticallya€”guessing which emails are high-pri and which ones arena€™t. The compliment sandwich is always good, where you start and end with something complimentary (a€?First, I want to say, thanks for asking my opinion so early in the process, I appreciate that you are looking at this as a collaborative efforta€?), then lay on the negativity, then end with something positive so he doesna€™t feel like you just crushed his soul to a pulp (a€?Overall, I think you're definitely in the right direction, we just need to push it a bit more in these waysa€?). If you are truly at the end of your rope though, and need to tell him just how much hea€™s screwing up, do so. You should also make it clear to him that next time he has an issue with you, he should bring it up with you before going above your head and telling your boss (respect the chain of command!). Weekend days were my most productive, with no frantic client emails to derail my concentration and little twitter activity to distract me.
Ia€™d get into a good work flow in the late afternoon, look up, and notice it was already 7pma€”Ia€™d worked (actually made stuff) for only two hours that day.
I needed to find a way to block off time specifically to work on typefaces so that I can finish up the dozens of half-baked fonts Ia€™ve started and not finished. I built in time for fun work during the day on Wednesday and Friday so I can actually finish and release a few typefaces this year. If you do it in a way that is kind, you might end up making an ally instead of an enemy and they'll tread more carefully on future projects.
I try not to carry animosity toward the ones who dona€™t because that kind of stress makes you die young. I always figured I could just do freelance on the side until I can make it doing just that.
I feel like Ia€™m wasting valuable post-graduation time, but I need a roof over my head too. How can I take what I love and make it into a living like you did, what steps should I take?
Professors say things like this because 90% of design students dona€™t have the motivation to go home after their day job and make a cool promo, or work on freelance work.


Also, some people need to take higher paying less fun jobs when theya€™re young because of their life situation. Since Ia€™ve left, I been trying to pick up the pieces to regain that go-get-a€™em confidence I once had.
I know these are incredibly intimate questions, and feel free not to answer them, but being an over-sharer, I had hoped you wouldna€™t mind.
If what youa€™re missing is direct interaction with a mentor or someone whose opinion you trust, there are a few ways around this. While the full slide deck is not shown below, about a quarter of the original slides are used as editorial illustrations. You would be shocked at how many people try to download .zip files onto their iPhone to install fonts. Now that you, the web designer, are about ready to add a€?seeking type designera€? to your OK Cupid profile, Ia€™ll get into why it matters to know the people behind the fonts youa€™re using.
Maybe you only buy shirts from one designer because they perfectly hide that Freshman 15 youa€™re still trying to rid yourself of at age 30. This first typeface youa€™ll choose is your anchor, a term Ia€™m borrowing from Tim Browna€™s little compendium of knowledge Combining Typefaces, which is an excellent and very quick read.
Sometimes I want text to feel a little bolder or more emphasized but I dona€™t want it to be a€?bolda€?.
A generous x-height allows you to set type at small sizes (for captions and the like) and have it still be very legible. True italics also ensure even color (matching weight) within text when used with their roman counterpart. Sometimes you want your type to sport a screaming purple mohawk, but I can confidently say that those times dona€™t happen often.
If you feel like you have to add letter-spacing to 16px body copy, you might be working with a typeface that is too tightly spaced, or too tightly spaced for your taste.
If you have a site that has columns with vastly different widths, finding a typeface that comes in a variety of widths can be incredibly helpful so you can use narrower width type on narrower columns and normal width to ever so slightly wide type on wider columns. There was a fake London2012 twitter account posting some incendiary things this year that looked completely legit because the sans-serif twitter uses (Helvetica Neue) doesna€™t pass the Il1 rule. First, ita€™s probably good to understand the difference between hosted and self-hosted fonts. The team of people behind Typekit goes above and beyond to make browsing for fonts easy and fun and they post very handy articles on their blog.
They do endless testing and tweaks to make sure everything looks amazing on both Mac and Windows. You can also buy a perpetual license for typefaces, but most people opt to license for limited time periods if they foresee a redesign a few years down the road or want to save a little dough.
Some fonts are offered as a perpetual license (which means you pay more up front but arena€™t charged annually) and some are offered in a semi-subscriptiony way where you pay for page-views and have to re-up once you hit your limit. Because of this fee structure, the fonts that are good often only come in one weight or arena€™t available with an italic. Also, if you notice a typeface is available through multiple retailers, you could do the type designer a serious solid by contacting them to see which of the services offers them the best cut of your cash.
As you read, you write down key points and visual cues you might be able to pull from in the futurea€”not just plot points and character names that could easily be found on Wikipedia, but also notes about how the text makes you feel. After Ia€™ve exhausted every possible banal and bizarre thought point, I think about which of these words would be an a-ha moment for a savvy reader, sometimes voltroning a few words together to create a very unique and unexpected concept. Type without immediate cultural associations can definitely evoke a feeling and a backstory, you just have to spend enough time with it to let that story materialize.
I worked on a project with Google recently, and while I had to use some Google Web Fonts which were modern interpretations of type that could have existed in the 1920s, I did convince them to license Cheltenham as the main typeface.
People might not be able to place right away what it is, but something about your face isna€™t quite right. This sort of conceptual reasoning in typeface selection is something that clients love to hear about and can help you convince them to think beyond the standard a€?web safea€? typefaces. While the a€?somewhat accuratea€? version might scream 1920s a bit more loudly than the historically accurate version, therea€™s something nice about making historical references that are more subtle and less cartoonish.
I haven’t drank soda in years, I stopped as soon as I learned of the harm it can do to the body. Battery acid is more than ten times more acid than Coke, so using it in a relation is just plain wrong.
A degree (in what, specifically, may I ask?) is completely unnecessary to understanding what that process is.
I would also agree with you that the website is a commercial one (I hadn’t looked when I made my comment) He does in his writings though put forward a reasonable explanation of a difference between an alkaline and alkalizing he (Robert O. It sucks that a lot of people have to use forums such as this to berate and belittle people rather than to educate and re-inform. If someone asking you to actually have evidence for the statements YOU choose to share publicly on the Internet is something you consider trolling, you need to consider re-evaluating your expectations of the Internet.
This should not be a forum to bash opinions that contradict our own but one that seeks the truth through debate on credible evidence. This subject is SPECIFICALLY about Coca-Cola, not caffeine, and most of the fear-mongering in the article has no direct connection to the caffeine. I have no dog in this race as I no longer consume Coca-Cola since I’ve given up caffeine. It will draw heavily from my 5 years working at a mixed modality (conventional and holistic) free clinic in my hometown as well as other places I have volunteered. Humans have no natural mechanism to deal with this, so the liver does 3 things, start making a lot of of fat and, if chronic, increasing the enzymes that manufacture fat, reduce the production of ATP via the Krebs cycle, and become resistant to the effects of insulin which would otherwise tell the liver to stop releasing glucose into the system. A A  EvenA  though that changed a bit when my parents moved us to town, my family hung on to a great deal of that lifestyle.
Unfortunately in our society,A  candy bars and coffee are far more available than a leafy green salad or a whole-grain snack.A  You have to plan a bit more to provide yourself with healthy alternative but it is completely worth the effort.
I only do this in dire dire circumstances (like when I got norovirus and threw up every 15 minutes for nine hours). While it has a reputable graphic design program that I enjoy, ita€™s not quite the intensely challenging, creative atmosphere I thought it would be. If a client writes me on a Tuesday and says that they need me to fill in some paperwork, send an invoice, fill out a questionnaire, etc, I say a€?Great, I can take care of this next Monday when Ia€™m doing all of my admin worka€?a€”99% of the time the client is completely fine with it, and Ia€™ve now made sure that Tuesday is spent doing actual billable creative work, not doing unexpected admin nonsense. If a client sends you files to review, your concise email session has now turned into a a€?review client work and do revisionsa€? session. If theya€™re already having meltdowns before a job even starts, treating every correspondence like a crazy time-sensitive emergency, that gives me a clear signal about how the rest of the job will go. Not everyone requires the compliment sandwich, but some people freeze up when theya€™re only dealt negative criticism. If my schedule was already this tough to wrangle, what would it be like when I was managing the lives of micro-humans on top of my career?
Therea€™s plenty of time for exercise, most of which Ia€™m already doing so ita€™s not too much of a stretch to push myself to do a bit more. Frankly, I'm flattered and simultaneously depressed at any given moment and try not to think about it.
The best medicine is to just keep working and know that any time and energy you spend getting panicky rage over people ripping you off takes away from your ability to make work. I wouldna€™t ignore a true rip-off, definitely send a letter to the artist (a much more stern one than you would to a style rip-off, but still give them the benefit of the doubt that theya€™re probably young and made a mistake and are not an awful human). They need their job to be what fuels their portfolio because they have a hard time doing it on their own. Some people need amazing health insurance because of health issues, some people need a high salary because theya€™re supporting a parent or small child.
You could reach out to any designer in your area and see if you can buy them lunch in exchange for a portfolio review or see if they would be game for on-going critiques. If you have improved, what do you think helped most to move your work forward and what can you do to continue improving?
There is always something that youa€™ll be frustrated by or overwhelmed with in your career, just find a way to step back, look at whata€™s bothering you, and see what steps you can take to fix it, even if theya€™re small and gradual. You are a unique and wonderful kind of humana€”someone intensely focused on details that most people will never ever notice.
No matter how amazing you think that t-shirt is, if you wore it every single day and to every event, be it a happy hour or a black tie affair, people would start to notice. Maybe you only buy shoes from one designer because they are the only shoes youa€™ve ever owned that dona€™t give you a foot-sized blister. All other typefaces you select must first pass the a€?does this jive with my anchora€? test.
The white space within and surrounding a letter is incredibly important to the overall design of the type, just as important as the black partsa€”spacing can absolutely make or break a typeface.
The goal when setting type is to make it beautiful and readable, and one of the things that helps with legibility is per-line word-count. One of the major advantages of self-hosted web fonts is that if the type designer updates the typeface you must manually update the typeface on your site, leaving it up to you to decide if you want to update. Sometimes I feel like I should be sending Typekit extra money because theya€™re so inexpensive it feels like Ia€™m stealing from them. Type is rendered differently on Windows than it is on Mac, so sometimes something that looks beautiful and smooth on Mac looks completely weird and janky on Windows. I know from personal experience that their self-hosted method is not the easiest to implement. All this said, ita€™s definitely one of the easiest services to implement on your site since therea€™s no need for a membership, login, or payment. Above all, remember that working with type retailers and designers that focus on quality over quantity is key.
Most people arena€™t used to thinking about type conceptually, and ita€™s absolutely more difficult to design with abstract forms rather than narrative images. Cheltenham had the right amount of personality for the project and was made in the very early 20th century so it was totally feasible that it could have been used in the films.
The more you know about the typefaces youa€™re using, the easier it is to justify their use.
The research doesn’t say where the limit is–it only shows that most of us are far, far, far past it. Someone such as Jarrett could use a lesson in social dynamics that teaches people this and then maybe he would have more friends than just his computer and lab books. Nothing I said to you can or should be interpreted as rude unless you were searching for ways to interpret it as so.
Caffeine or as you like 1,3,7-trimethylxantin and many other compounds that composes Coke are no recognized by the human body as food (but poison). But this article absolutely wreaks of misinformation and fear-mongering inaccuracies and ignores the fact that EVERYTHING is harmful if consumed in excess. A large piece of this class will be devoted to answering attendeea€™s practical questions about their personal situations and how they can bring their skills forward.
If we would fill our bellies with fruit we would still only get a relatively small amount of free fructose.
Current scientific A thinking on the adverse metabolic effects of sugar, the cluster of diseases that appear when the sugar trade emerges in a region, is that the overfeeding of the fructose pathway and the resulting consequences are responsible for the insulin resistance and obesity. Most of it seems much like sucrose, 45 percent glucose and 55 percent fructose, not all that different. A  Once you address your eating patterns, you can begin to look at the nutrients your body needs to properly support your nervous system. Bee pollen is an amazing nutrient which I should devote a whole blog entry to, but I do worry about our dwindling bee population and the availability of this nutrient.A A  Consequently,A  I use it sparingly and with a great deal of respect for the creatures who created it in mind. Thankfully, Ia€™ve found a community of friends who feel similarly, and we all support each other. Good teachers can be found at every school, be they big or small and sometimes you dona€™t even realize how good they are until an interested student like you really reaches out for help. Sometimes it delivers me little twinkly moments of joy in the form of kind emails from strangers, but mostly it slowly chips away at my soul. Any tasks like these that come in during the week get added to my calendar the following Monday so I dona€™t forget about them, and their request email is archived. There are scheduled times during which I can be fully immersed in email and for the rest of the day Ia€™m forcing myself to ignore it. When youa€™re first starting out, youa€™re so defensive about your position in the industry because all the good stuff just started happening, but if you can keep the ball rolling and keep making awesome work, what once was a soul-crushing fury will turn into a barely noticeable annoyance that can at times legitimately feel flattering. The key is to take a job that doesna€™t make you hate design and supports your development as a designer in one way or another, even if ita€™s just sugar-daddying your night time passion projects. I find that critiques from peers can also satisfy a good deal of this since so often the problem for me is really just showing the work to ANYONE before I send it to the client. It can be super intimidating if youa€™re always comparing yourself to other people, especially other people that for one reason or another have had more time to practice or more opportunities to learn under a mentor. You say to yourself a€?I dona€™t care that no one will ever appreciate this backbreaking work Ia€™m doing except other intensely nerdy people like me. Youa€™d probably get gentle remarks from your friends about how you should expand your wardrobe horizons from time to time. Either way, you know you can go back to those designers time and time again and find something you love and that works perfectly for you. Remember that just because a giant headline is the first thing your reader sees, that doesna€™t mean it should be the first typeface you choose. Also, the more weights you have the more flexibility you have with color choices and reversing type out of imagea€”you wona€™t have as many issues with how anti-aliasing affects the perception of type weight.
What I consider to be a screaming purple mohawk, you would probably consider the most subtle nearly invisible change in tone.
Cyrus Highsmith has a great section about establishing good spacing within and around type in his book Inside Paragraphs, which is a very quick read and a great intro to typographic principles. That said, anything that is cheap for you the user is probably also not returning a ton of dough to the type designers.
Webtype goes to great lengths to make sure this doesna€™t happen and that their type looks great even in the harshest environments. I shake my fist at them for making something so easy to use that I have to dislike on principle. Just because ita€™s easy to find shitty stock photos of ethnically ambiguous business men shaking hands on top of a globe doesna€™t mean our conceptual thinking should stop there.
These forums always turn into some sort of pissing contest which is usually why I refrain from participation. Your initial statement really did smack of non-substance, and I wanted to know if you had anything I wasn’t aware of to back it up.
And the comment thread is full of people parroting claims from scam artists while having no comprehension of what they mean. Some of the ingredients actually mimics (or perhaps have the same shape) certain hormones in your body which results in some mental health issues such as depression etc..
If we digest starch that has fructose in the chain of sugars in the starch, that is really slow. The problem is that in HFCS, the fructose is -free- it does not have to be split from sucrose, and is not bound to fiber.
If that employee was going to reach the level God desired for her, itA would require a serious attitude change on her part. It could even be a non-designera€”having to explain my process to them, and having to talk about my work lets me see holes in the concepts and areas that can be improved upon. Ia€™m sure you learned a ton at the big branding place that you worked though maybe it was more about how you want to run a business in the future and what kind of job environment is best for you.
I care, the nerds care, and thata€™s enough for me.a€? If you are thinking to yourself a€?Wow!
Strangers might think ita€™s the only t-shirt you own and that youa€™re some kind of mysteriously well-groomed homeless person.
If you get to know the type designers that make things that you love, youa€™ll never run out of beautiful typefaces to work with. I know that using a lot of fonts (each weight of a typeface is considered 1 font) can affect page load timea€”talk to your web font service about how you can streamline your site so that using multiple fonts doesna€™t slow things down.
Georgiaa€™s italic is one of the reasons that typeface will always win for me over other standard serif text faces.
You are the husband that wona€™t notice I got a haircut unless I chop it all off and blondify myself. Sans-serif typefaces with two-story aa€™s and ga€™s usually read a bit quicker than those with single-story aa€™s and ga€™s. While I love Typekit, and use them all the time, there are definitely web font services that have a payment structure that leans more in the favor of the type designer than the consumer. You get what you pay for, and sometimes you end up a€?paying fora€? free fonts in different ways.
You can even write down random words that pop into your head that seem completely unrelated to the book. The alkaline water claims like those on the site you shared are some of the more ridiculous ones that you can simply hand to a chemist, wait for the laughter to stop, and then understand why they’re not based in anything but the imagination of a salesperson. While it makes a lot of scientific statements, there is not one quotation or citation in the above article that justifies the claims with TRUE (peer-reviewed) credibility.
Coke is full of empty calories, caffeine, artificial everything you can name it and so on… Coke is an acid (proton donor).
From my occasional reading of science-based information, I continually find that Coca-Cola is no more harmful than the average common ingestible substance. The result is that in the Krebs Cycle, the entrance of glucose into the cycle is highly regulated by enzymes, when ATP is adequate to high, if forms a brake on the glycolysis pathway, but fructose, on the one hand, enters the cycle one step below the control point.
The other thing about your hilarious ironic t-shirt: it was cool like five years ago but now we all think ita€™s boring and dated.
Testing type in different conditions will always be necessary, but if you choose high quality fonts less of the testing will fall on your shoulders.
Some deep crevice of your brain thinks those words may be relevant, and since youa€™re only brainstorming why hold yourself back? Unlike you I never once insulted your personal character, your social life, your habits, or made wild assumptions about how you live or what your priorities are.
I believe that yes, you do have to be a professional to make such claims, but by no means do you have to be a professional to question them. Maybe if things continue to be the way they are, in a far future, as an evolution process( it will take a long time) your body might be able to deal with it. It’s only a problem, like anything else, when some people take it to the extreme and drink liters a day.
Historically, anthropologically, evolutionarily, we didn’t need to evolve a control on the fructose metabolic pathway. A few years ago, the lead article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proposed the introduction of unbound liquid fructose into the food supply as -the- cause of the epidemic of obesity and diabetes that began to manifest around 1980 and continues to expand today.A Free liquid fructose appears to be benign or even beneficial because there is no spike of glucose, or even of insulin after ingesting it. We had bent over backwardsA to make this person happy; now it was time for this employee to quit complaining and makeA an attitude adjustment. I asked for information, plain and simple, while you chose to make it personal, and nasty, even going to the effort to track me down on my Facebook page and send me rude, disparaging notes. If the natural pathway for glycolysis is like water rushing down a white water canyon, with a dam at the bottom to prevent flooding, the natural fructose pathway is like a small stream that enters -below- the dam with no control on it.
There is instead a spike of fat in the form of triglycerides, but no one notices that (only fasting TG are even measured in routine lab tests). ALSO, on the question of whether or not a degree is prevalent in understanding, I also agree with Jarrett in the fact that you do not need a degree to educate yourself about the world. Leaving your body depleted , as your organs needs to work much harder to get redy of all the toxins that was ingested) .
And as the liver adapts to habitual use of sugar or fructose, -then- insulin resistance is increased and insulin and glucose rise to higher levels than before and the individual becomes pre- or full blown diabetic. The fact that we are judging the credibility of mere questions is heinous and should not even need an argument to determine it as such. But if the air cana€™t be adjusted to your liking or if you cana€™t have an office with a window, ita€™s time for you to put a smile on your face and do a good job for your employer with a happy attitude. He hired you to be a blessing!A The fact is, sometimes we dona€™t get to have everything just the way wea€™d like to have it.
If we are being paid to do a good job and to be cooperative with our employer and fellow employees, then we need to do what we are being paid to do! The day we give up that servanta€™s attitude to become a source of constant complaining is the day we cease to be a blessing and become instead a hindrance that is no longer needed on the team.A If youa€™re filled with the Holy Spirit and the power of God, ita€™s time for you to get tough! You can be victorious in any environment, even in working conditions that arena€™t exactly what you wish they could be. In such times, they would simplyA run out of food and drink.A Yet this lack of food and drink didna€™t affect Paula€™s desire to go onward to the next town.
First and foremost, he wanted to accomplish his God-given objectives for each day and for each city where he labored. Eating was not the highest priority on his mind.A I have personally known many people who took a missions trip and then swore they would never take another one because they didna€™t like the food they were given to eat on the trip. I amastonished when believers are so finicky about what they eat that they allow the issue to steal their joy and affect their obedience to God.
Don't get me wrong, I am a finicky eater but the mission comes first.A It perplexes me when people bewail that the food doesna€™t taste like food a€?back home.a€?Of course it doesna€™t! Then after grumbling about the food, they go to an evangelisticcrusade where they expect to exercise spiritual authority to cast out demons.
But how in the world do they ever think theya€™ll have power over demons if they dona€™t even have enough power to be thankful for a meal that is placed in front of them?A The phrase a€?in fastings oftena€? tells us about Paula€™s priorities.
Prisoners often contracted terrible cases ofA lung disease and died prematurely on account of these damp conditions. To make a captivea€™s stay inA prison even more miserable, the captor would often strip him almost naked before throwing himA into the cave-like cell. The heat is turned on for the entire city on a setA day every fall, and the heat is turned off for the entire city on a set day every spring. Regardless ofA the temperature, the heat is not turned on or off until that date on the calendar.
Sometimes when the weather turnsA cold earlier than expected, the citizens may live in the cold for quite a lengthy period of time. WhenA that happens, there is nothing people can do about it except dress in warmer clothes and try to keepA themselves warm. Complaining wona€™t change the situation, so people learn to work and function inA the cold.A I admit that this isna€™t a pleasurable experience, but grumbling about the cold doesna€™t make the days pass any faster. Therefore, people mentally adjust to the inconvenience; then they live and work in the cold until the day finally comes when the city turns on the heat. They make the mental adjustment to deal with the cold and are therefore able to live through the inconvenience.A Sometimes that is the way it is with life. The second choice is the one God wants us to make, for this is the one that demonstrates the attitude of Jesus Christ in our lives!A So if youa€™ve been grumbling or complaining about a situation that just cana€™t be fixed to your liking, ita€™s time for you toquit grumbling and to start rejoicing. As you do, you will find the strength to endure any hardship you are facing with joy.A A As you make the choice to endure this hardship in the joy of the Lord, the Holy Spirit will fill you with a spirit of victory. And in the end, you will find that you came through the difficult situation you i»?i»?were facing much more quickly than you ever imagined you could!i»?i»?i»?i»?A Lord, please forgive me for the times Ia€™ve been a whiner and a complainer! I am so sorry thatA Ia€™ve made life miserable for the people who work with me at my job or at church. I repent for my wrongA behavior, and Ia€™m asking You today to help me make a mental adjustment.
Help me learn to beA thankful for the blessings I have and for the salary my employer pays me.
I am never a source of contention;A instead, I am a constant source of blessing to those who are over me.
What are some of the inconveniences you face at your place of employment orA where God has called you to serve? If your employer, supervisor, or pastor has tried to adjust things to your liking,A have you expressed your thankfulness to that person for his or her attempts toA please you?
Remember a€” the person in authority over you didna€™t have to doA anything at all to please you.
Is God telling you to make a mental adjustment so you can function victoriouslyA where He has called you to live, to serve, and to work?



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